My greatest fear is dying by the hands of white supremacists and just becoming a hashtag that eventually loses steam. But, I frequently do want to die. TW: This essay discusses suicidality, mentions of Black death, inpatient stays, madness, abuse, police
Healthcare systems in the United States place the onus of healing on individuals and focus on self-optimization in service of inherently violent capitalism. TW: mentions of suicide, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and forced institutionalization Every suicide prevention day, week, or month, I once
'The Umbrella Academy' presents Vanya as a villain—and she is understood as such by many fans—but, in truth, she is the one who has been the most victimized. This essay contains spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of 'The Umbrella Academy.'
Ahsoka Tano is a reminder that you can’t save everyone. Love alone does not conquer all, and to quote someone from my chosen family, love shouldn’t hurt. This essay contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Clone Wars By Rebecca Wei Hsieh I’ll admit,
At every turn in her life, Oluwatoyin was failed by all the people, all the places, and all the entities that were supposed to protect her. TW/CW: suicide ideation, murder, anti-Blackness, domestic/interpersonal violence, and sexual assault. I should not be here. This, of